“Distance” additionally bows at No. 9 on the likewise multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs tally and opens at Nos. 1 and a couple of on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales and Rock Digital Song Sales rankings, respectively.
“I’m past humbled by the response to ‘Distance,'” Wolfgang, who additionally wrote the tune, tells Billboard. “I can not imagine that it is showing on all of those charts so quickly after launch. The truth that so many have embraced the tune and video exhibits how a lot now we have in widespread within the love and respect now we have for my father. I simply want he was right here to see it. Thanks a lot to everybody who’s listening and likewise to my complete group who has labored so exhausting to make this a actuality.”
Whereas the tune’s music video, which options residence films and video footage of the daddy and son collectively, drove a lot of the eye for “Distance,” a formidable a part of its metrics for the week got here from radio, because the observe debuts at No. 20 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart and at No. 32 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock Airplay survey. The band Van Halen is likely one of the top-performing acts on the previous tally for the reason that listing started in 1981, with 13 No. 1s, tied for third-most all-time. (Wolfgang performed bass and added vocals on Van Halen’s two most up-to-date Mainstream Rock Songs entries: “Tattoo” and “She’s the Lady,” each from the band’s final studio album, 2012’s A Completely different Type of Reality.)
“Distance” additionally acquired sufficient airplay, gross sales and streams to debut at No. 25 on the Billboard Sizzling 100’s Bubbling Under chart.